Thoughts ~ The daily grind

Your phone blares at the crack of dawn, repeating its call periodically after every hit of the “snooze” button. You haul yourself up, stumble into some clothes, cram down some toast and rush to the bus/car/train, sit in traffic or a crowded carriage for an hour, run into the office and get to work. RepeatContinue reading “Thoughts ~ The daily grind”

Money doesn’t have to be a nightmare: 7 awesome savings tips

It’s been a while! If I’m honest I haven’t been feeling very inspired to write anything, and although I’ve been keeping up to date (ish) on Instagram and Twitter, I haven’t felt like I’ve got anything worth sharing on here. That said, it occurred to me how many savings pots I’ve got on the goContinue reading “Money doesn’t have to be a nightmare: 7 awesome savings tips”

October Rewind

Sooooo October’s nearly over. Yeah that happened. How?? When?? Tomorrow will be Christmas, next week New Year and after that, Easter. What the hell. It’s been a short while since my last post and October has been such a busy month I thought it would be a nice idea to round all the simple stuffContinue reading “October Rewind”

Thoughts ~ slowing down

Make days off count. Pamper yourself. Learn to do nothing. Then learn to do nothing without feeling guilt. Then learn to schedule time for doing nothing. Listen to your body; it knows you best. There are times to override the urge to snooze, and there are times to skip the gym + sleep more. LearnContinue reading “Thoughts ~ slowing down”

Thoughts ~ friends going to uni

I’m very secure in my decision to take a gap year, and have been for about a year and a half. Even if I wasn’t, I know my friends and parents would be on hand to gently remind me how badly I needed a break back during the thick of it from Christmas until exams.Continue reading “Thoughts ~ friends going to uni”

#HowDareYou

As I so succinctly put it on Twitter: Spent a crazy amount of time messing around with #instagram formatting but for a good reason: I wanted to post about @GretaThunberg‘s incredible speech at the UN, got carried away, wrote two posts. twitter.com/OnTheFlyblog1 I hadn’t intended to write so much, but I just let myself sayContinue reading “#HowDareYou”

Languages & culture – a conversation with Noakes-isms

I recently got chatting with Ryan from the blog Noakes-isms, and he had the wonderful idea to turn our conversation into a blog post. Crazy that just a simple chat could become a fairly interesting read! me Good to hear! I do love the culture in Spain and it does make it easier that IContinue reading “Languages & culture – a conversation with Noakes-isms”

Nerja week 3 – 24 hours in Malaga

Tuesday: Crikey. I spent today warding off period cramps, which is not something I usually have trouble with. After battling exhaustion for the last few days, I finally succumbed and barely left the house all day, apart from to fetch pads, crisps and a chocolate bar. Have you ever seen a more stereotypical bunch ofContinue reading “Nerja week 3 – 24 hours in Malaga”

Products you absolutely need for zero waste on-the-go

1. Reusable cutlery, container and bags No journey is complete without a cheeky food stop on the go…but polystyrene and plastic takeout containers and single-use, splintering cutlery is no good for anyone, especially the environment! You can’t always guarantee that a company will happily put their food in your own container, but it’s no extraContinue reading “Products you absolutely need for zero waste on-the-go”

Week 2 in Nerja: party in the plaza and breakfast with a view

Tuesday: Two things. 1) I’m an absolute sucker for new clothes and 2) my wardrobe might survive a summer in England but it is NO match for Spain, meaning I need more tops. Thankfully, #secondhandseptember was saved by the wonderful Nerja market and it’s jumble stalls, selling all kinds of clothing for <5€. We poredContinue reading “Week 2 in Nerja: party in the plaza and breakfast with a view”

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